There used to be MS advocates on Slashdot who all said almost exactly the same thing. I never really knew if they were:
1) Astroturfers with a script. 2) Fanatical fans who just all sounded the same (possibly repeating each other or PR from the same source). 3) People trying too hard to counter the site's perceived pro-open source/anti-MS bias (I say perceived because so many people were doing this, it was not true any more).
Msg#: 4565334 posted 4:31 am on Apr 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
I've caught two manufacturers spamming my forum with fake "reviews", I'm sure there has been many others. You have to love the "but that wasn't us".... raw access logs don't lie and I'm sure 99.9% of them don't understand the power of grep.
I sort of assume that the best and worst reviews of any product or service are paid/fake/worthless.
The worst are more likely to be true but only becsue people don;t go out of their way to post positive information.
Msg#: 4565334 posted 5:45 am on Apr 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
This is the very reason that search engines should NOT give any preference or relevance to reviews and blogs. In fact anything posted by anonymous, unknown and amateur entities should never be indexed!